January 2016

Jacob Schick shares his story to raise awareness for suicide prevention

Jacob Schick shares his story to raise awareness for suicide prevention

Story by Lance Cpl. David Staten DALLAS — As Jacob and David were walking into a 7-Eleven, a homeless man approached them begging for money. Jacob reached into his pocket, pulled out a five-dollar bill…


You are loved

After hearing of the recent suicide of a highly-respected and decorated police officer in my hometown, I started wondering… If you realized how many people would show up to your funeral, and if you thought…


Winter in NY; Photo by Simsala111

Shine some light on the winter blues

Story by Douglas Stutz BREMERTON, Wash. – Got the wintertime blues? You’re not alone. Navy Medicine attests there are ways to shine some light to prevent and cope with the dark days of winter. According…


“22” – Story of a Veteran Suffering From PTSD


Department of Defense Releases Third Quarter Calendar Year 2015 Suicide Information

The Department of Defense has released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the third quarter of calendar year 2015. The report summarizes confirmed suicide counts for all services and components during the months of July…


I Will Not Be #22 starts Pledge Program


Photo by: Evan Vucci House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (at microphones) has continued to speak of the need to head off veteran suicides. (Associated Press)

Veteran suicide estimate of 22 per day sparks debate, spurs lawmakers to action

Its most oft-cited – and contested – figure in the grim field of veteran suicide research: 22. That’s what some researchers say is the average number of U.S. service veterans who take their lives every…


Rosemary Freitas Williams, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy, stated in an Oct. 14, article on dodlive.mil that domestic violence prevention “starts with respect – specifically, to hold in esteem or honor, to show regard or consideration for someone’s rights or preferences.” Not by accident, each of the military services has a set of core values to live by; they include the words “respect,” “service before self,” or “honor.” Just as each service branch has its set of core values, so should every relationship, personal or professional. The Department of Defense is committed to preventing domestic abuse, encouraging prompt reporting, supporting victims and providing appropriate treatment or intervention for all family members affected by the sad business of abuse. - for more information http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2015/10/domestic-violence-prevention-everyone-deserves-a-life-free-of-abuse/#sthash.wlqiIYbF.dpuf (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

To hell and back: Army veteran, domestic abuse survivor tells her story

by Kyle Johnson Editor’s note: The story contains graphic descriptions from a personal account of a domestic and child abuse victim – May not be suitable for all readers. “Go get undressed and get into…